Animals

January 22, 2018 - 9:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it will take up a dispute over Louisiana timberland that the federal government called critical habitat for an endangered frog found only in Mississippi. The justices agreed Monday to review a lower-court ruling that upheld a federal agency's designation of...
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January 22, 2018 - 12:17 am
Federal ocean managers are making more than $2 million available to try to help fishermen catch less of the wrong fish. "Bycatch" is a longstanding issue in commercial fisheries, and fishermen have long sought solutions to the problem of catching rare species when seeking exploitable ones. The...
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January 21, 2018 - 10:57 am
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A shark named Mary Lee whose movements were followed by many Georgians has gone silent, but a male great white shark is now being tracked off the coast. The Savannah Morning News reports that the male shark named Hilton is revealing its migrations and a steady stream of...
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January 20, 2018 - 9:41 am
WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — A police dog in northern New York state has died during a training exercise. The Jefferson County Sheriff says its office dog, a German Shepherd named Scout, was retrieving a ball on Thursday afternoon when it got stuck behind the dog's teeth. According to The Post-Standard...
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January 20, 2018 - 9:34 am
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — The animal protection group Farm Sanctuary says 24 pigs have been removed from a western New York farm, where they were being kept in inhumane conditions. Farm Sanctuary said Friday that it collaborated with the Cattaraugus County SPCA on Tuesday's rescue. The...
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FILE - In this file photo dated July 4, 2001, aerial photo, a lone elephant grazes at a clearing in the rain forest of Lope Reserve, Gabon. Gabon's national parks agency said Saturday Jan. 20, 2018, taht a major trafficking ring that smuggled some six tons of ivory out of the country in 2017, has been dismantled, in a victory against poachers who have killed large numbers of forest elephants in the Central African country of Gabon. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das, FILE)
January 20, 2018 - 8:14 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Gabon says a major trafficking ring that smuggled six tons of ivory out of the country in 2017 has been dismantled, in a victory against poachers who have killed large numbers of forest elephants in the Central African country. The Chadian head of the syndicate, Abdoulaye...
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January 20, 2018 - 7:40 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Gabon says a major trafficking ring that smuggled six tons of ivory out of the country in 2017 has been dismantled, in a victory against poachers who have killed large numbers of forest elephants in the Central African country. The Chadian head of the syndicate, Abdoulaye...
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Police process suspected wildlife trafficker Boonchai Bach, a 40-year-old Thai of Vietnamese descent, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Bangkok, Thailand. During a press conference Saturday, police announced the arrest of Boonchai who allegedly fueled much of Asia's illegal wildlife trade for over the last decade. (AP Photo/Tassanee Vejpongsa)
January 20, 2018 - 2:22 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police have arrested a suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking who allegedly fueled much of Asia's illegal trade for over a decade, officials said Saturday. Boonchai Bach, a 40-year-old Thai of Vietnamese descent, was arrested Friday in the northeastern border province of...
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January 20, 2018 - 1:56 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police have arrested a suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking who allegedly fueled much of Asia's illegal trade for over a decade. Police say Boonchai Bach (BOON'-chai back), a 40-year-old Thai of Vietnamese descent, was arrested Friday in a northeastern border province in...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2017 file photo, a service dog strolls through the isle inside a United Airlines plane at Newark Liberty International Airport while taking part in a training exercise, in Newark, N.J. Delta Air Lines says for safety reasons it will require owners of service and support animals to provide more information before their animal can fly in the passenger cabin, including an assurance that it's trained to behave itself. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
January 19, 2018 - 9:29 am
DALLAS (AP) — Delta Air Lines will soon require owners of service and support animals to provide more information before their animal can fly in the passenger cabin, including an assurance that it's trained to behave itself. The airline says complaints about animals biting or soiling plane cabins...
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